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Those Redheads from Seattle (1953)

Approved | | Musical, Western | 16 October 1953 (USA)
A woman takes her four beautiful daughters to Dawson City Yukon during the Gold Rush to find their fortune.

Director:

Lewis R. Foster

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Lewis R. Foster (written for the screen by), Daniel Mainwaring (written for the screen by) (as Geoffrey Homes) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Rhonda Fleming ... Kathie Edmonds
Gene Barry ... Johnny Kisco
Agnes Moorehead ... Mrs. Edmonds
Teresa Brewer ... Pat Edmonds
Guy Mitchell ... Joe Keenan
The Bell Sisters The Bell Sisters ... Connie and Nell Edmonds
Jean Parker ... Liz
Roscoe Ates ... Dan Taylor
John Kellogg ... Mike Yurkil
Frank Wilcox ... Vance Edmonds
Walter Reed ... Whitey Marks
William Pullen ... Rev. Louis Petrie
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A woman takes her four beautiful daughters to Dawson City Yukon during the Gold Rush to find their fortune.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

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Also Known As:

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Stereo (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.66 : 1
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It seems as if the movie was trimmed to be 1h30m. A song titled "Once More" was dropped. It would have been a duet by Rhonda Fleming and Gene Barry at the campfire during the sled trip. It is also apparent that part of the boat trip was cut, no doubt containing a scene with Guy Mitchell and Teresa Brewer. See more »

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Featured in Encounter in the Third Dimension (1999) See more »

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Chick-a-Boom
by Bob Merrill
Sung by Guy Mitchell (uncredited)
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Cleaning up Dawson in 3-D
21 February 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Paramount's Dollar Bills, William Pine and William Thomas continued putting out films in the Fifties as they did in the Forties for Paramount's B picture unit. Only they were given a bit more bucks to play with and some bigger stars in the Fifties. For Those Redheads From Seattle they got not only color, but also 3-D making it the first musical released in 3-D.

With some elements of The Harvey Girls as part of the story, Pine-Thomas could have used some better songs for the score. I noted that several different writers contributed to this one. Usually you have only one team, maybe an interpolation from another writer for the score. But in Those Redheads From Seattle it was all original material. It was like some various songwriting teams just opened the trunk for some unused material and sold it to Paramount.

As one of those redheads is Rhonda Fleming who is the oldest of Agnes Moorehead's four daughters who have come to the city of Dawson in the Klondike Gold Rush you certainly have the redhead covered. Agnes is a redhead her and so are Teresa Brewer and the Bell Sisters except one of them is a blond and wonders how she got in this family. No exceptions were allowed in the Day Family in Life With Father.

They got a last letter from their husband and father who ran the newspaper in Dawson and is leading a fight to clean up the bad elements in Dawson. Then one of those bad elements plugs Frank Wilcox, but not before his family has pulled up from Seattle to join him.

Another of those bad elements is the owner of the largest gambling palace in Dawson Gene Barry. He's thought of as the one responsible for Wilcox no longer being among the living. He has the whole film to prove himself innocent and gain one of the daughters as a bride.

Taking care of the musical chores are Guy Mitchell who sings in Barry's establishment and Teresa Brewer who would like to. Nothing here that stands out in the score.

3-D was also used by MGM for Kiss Me Kate. If you can see that in 3-D I'd recommend it before Those Redheads From Seattle.


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